David Keith Jones is a versatile tenor based in England, popular on You Tube and adding to his albums on download stores. He first performed with junior choirs in Wales. His brother Colin was taught in Bargoed by Stuart Burrows, later to be a renowned Mozart tenor and TV star. After graduating Colin sang with the Welsh National Opera. David attended Lewis School Pengam where he was a contemporary of Lord Neil Kinnock. While studying sciences David won eisteddfod competitions in French and German, wrote review sketches and played in the jazz group. He also represented the school at athletics.
David began voice tuition at University and sang in student productions. After graduation he continued voice training with Vera Mallett GRSM and was coached by Gerald Davies, once principal tenor at Sadler's Wells. David subsequently sang Don Jose and Elgar’s Gerontius, with Ian Caddy as the Priest. David founded Opera Cameo in St Albans and sang roles including Rodolfo and Alfredo. He also worked at the Harlow Playhouse with Norman Meadmore, formerly a senior producer with D’Oyly Carte. Moving to Milton Keynes in 1985 as a Senior Software Engineer, David then sang leads in opera and oratorio and played roles including Aykbourn’s ‘Gosforth’ with the Open University Theatre Group. David later started his ‘VoceVersatile’ You Tube channel which passed a million views in 2011. Earlier in 2010 he had begun preparing albums on the VoceVersatile label covering a range from British Songs, Arie Antiche, Opera, Oratorio and Lieder, to Hits and Standards. David manages album production from scores to accompaniment, performance, mastering, distribution and publicity.
David taught for the Open University and at the University Centre, Milton Keynes. His wife Jean Tatton Jones is a successful painter and prize-winning poet.